I'd go along with a lot of this. I suppose it's one of those be careful for what you wish for jobs now that the hyperactive playground football of gegenpressing is in fashion. For all the Barcelona/Spain passing carousel could become trancelike, at least its foundations were founded on footballing technique as opposed to hard running.
The middle-ground is my preferred. United '08, and to a lesser extent '99. Bayern in the season before Guardiola came in. Those great Swiss army knife sides that had a tool for every job. Spain's great tournament run was just too good at its plan A, a